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Professional Herbalist Course Year 1 Online: Fall 2021 IIEI



Classes are not sequential, they are modular and you may enroll any term.

Lead instructor and program developer K.P. Khalsa, Yogaraj (Ayurveda), A.D., D.N.-C, R.H. has over 50 years of experience training herbal practitioners and is one of the most well-regarded natural healing and wellness teachers in North America. Course material is taught by K.P. Khalsa and I.I.E.I. faculty of trained professionals.

All classes are live, with a recording of the class made available within 24 hours of the live class. You can find the recording in your account under My Courses.


This course was created by KP Khalsa and sponsored by IIEI.  The course will be on Thursdays, starting in Oct.  It will have the same materials and teacher as the PCC course.  We wanted to offer another day and time to choose from.

The Professional Herbalist Certificate Course incorporates practical, clinical applications and herbal preparations for Western, Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs. The focus of this course is herbal therapeutics for each body system, specific healing properties of over two hundred individual herbs and basic principles of herbalism from these three major traditional herbal healing systems.

The focus of the first year is on gaining knowledge about the different herbs, their use and the traditions they come from. The nine-month training program is offered in a series of three modules: Module 1 – Fall Quarter, Module 2 – Winter Quarter, and Module 3 – Spring Quarter. Modules are not sequential and can be taken in any order.

The Fall term will cover:

  • Materia Medica (study of specific herb properties)
  • Herbal Energetics
  • Herbal Preparations
  • Plant Chemistry
  • Chinese and Ayurvedic herbalism
  • Modern Phytotherapy
  • The Digestive & Cardiovascular systems
  • Aromatherapy
  • Homeopathy

After taking this course, you will have a greater understanding, and knowledge of herbalism, and the confidence to help people create health in their lives.

Starts Oct 14,  2021

  • Class every Thursday > Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 (recording), Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th

Times:  5:00 PM Pacific – 8:00 PM Eastern

While students are encouraged to attend all live lectures, recordings of each session are available for students who cannot attend the lectures during the scheduled time.